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Senior Energy Finance Specialist

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. The Infrastructure Practice Group Globally, 840 million people live more than 2 kilometers from all-weather roads, 1 billion people lack electricity, and 4 billion people lack Internet access. Access to basic infrastructure services is critical for creating economic opportunities for the poor. The Infrastructure (INF) Practice Group is charged with developing sustainable solutions to help close infrastructure gaps in developing and emerging economies.  For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/infrastructureINF Vice Presidential Unit (VPU) currently consists of four global practices (GPs):  Energy & Extractives (EEX), Transport, Digital Development (DD) and Infrastructure Finance, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG).Energy and Extractives Global Practice (EEX)Energy is at the heart of development.  Energy makes possible the investments, innovations and new industries that are the engines of jobs, inclusive growth and shared prosperity for entire economies. Universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable and modern energy – Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 -- is essential to reach other SDGs and is at the center of efforts to tackle climate change. For more information:  https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/energyThere are around 300 staff professionally mapped to the Energy and Extractives Global Practice, of which about 90 mapped to EEX global units. Remaining staff is within regional energy units. EEX has an annual lending program in the order of US$5-7 billion a year, an active portfolio of some $40 billion, and a rich program of Advisory and Analytical Work. Regional energy units oversee and develop lending and non-lending energy operations in different subsectors including renewable energy, energy efficiency, utility performance, grid and off-grid access, regulatory and policy reforms.There are three global units for EEX: (a) the Infrastructure Energy Extractives Industry Unit (IEEXI) oversees and contributes to lending and non-lending activities in mining and hydrocarbon development with particular emphasis on transparency, governance, capacity building, and gender opportunities together with the regional units; and takes the leadership on global extractives initiatives; (b) the Infrastructure Energy Global Programs (IEEES) oversees mobilization and deployment of trust funds (Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the climate funds); and (c) the Infrastructure Energy Global Knowledge & Expertise (IEEGK).The Infrastructure Energy Global Knowledge & Expertise (IEGGK)IEEGK staff are responsible for delivering on global analytical tasks and for supporting country and regional operational and analytical engagements, with cross support accounting for a large share of their work programs. At the global level, the IEEGK staff collaborate closely with INF's chief economist office on a programmatic series of global flagship studies, aimed at expanding knowledge in strategic areas and helping operations' design and implementation. At the country and regional levels, staff in IEEGK take the lead on embedding frontier global knowledge and expertise in infrastructure country engagements, including joining teams in lending and analytical operations, providing peer review services and supporting the role of Global Directors in quality enhancement activities for selected strategic operations and analytical tasks. Duties and accountabilities:The Senior Energy Finance specialist will act as the focal point on financial analysis in IEEGK. He/she will contribute to energy sector engagements focused on financial recovery of energy utilities, including analysis of financial situation of utilities, preparation of financial recovery plans underpinned, as necessary, with financial models. The Senior Energy Finance Specialist will also contribute to the engagements supporting clean energy transition by helping look into financing, cost and affordability aspects of transition. The Senior Energy Finance Specialist will interact closely with the energy economists and financial analysts helping facilitate consistency of financial analysis of energy utilities across the Energy and Extractives Global Practice. He/she will provide cross-support to energy task teams in select countries and lead/support global knowledge products.Specific responsibilities will include:• Act as the focal point for the EEX for questions involving utility financial analysis and project financial analysis• Contribute to the analytical work, policy dialogue and lending operations in the energy sector focused on utility financial recovery issues • Lead or contribute to the global analytical work focused on utility financial performance analysis and financial recovery   • Contribute to the energy sector engagements supporting clean energy transition/ decarbonization focusing on financing, cost and affordability issues of the transition• Represent the World Bank in meetings with other multilateral organizations and donors and in international fora • Support senior management by preparing briefs on energy sector financial issues • Contribute to other global knowledge products produced by IEEGK• Serve as a peer-reviewer for energy sector engagements focused on utility performance improvement • Carry out ad-hoc corporate tasks and corporate reviews as a staff member of the IEEGK.  Selection Criteria • PhD or Master's degree in economics, finance, business administration, accounting or a related field• At least 8 years of relevant energy sector experience • Demonstrated skills in financial modelling • Demonstrated ability to develop solutions for utility turnaround, such as financial recovery plans, utility debt restructuring • Experience of economic and financial analysis of energy projects• A consistent track record in carrying out high quality and timely analytical reports and activities• Experience of working in Development Finance Institutions is desirable • Operational experience of designing and implementing World Bank lending operations supporting policy and regulatory reforms (particularly Development Policy Financing operations) is desirable• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to communicate complex issues in simple terms and to engage in evidence-based dialogue with regional energy teams and their client counterparts.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories          ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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ETC - Global Education Policy Specialist-GPE

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionAre you a hardworking advocate for education? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in the world's poorest countries? The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Secretariat would like to hear from you. Who we areGPE is a shared commitment to ending the learning crisis. It is the only global partnership fund dedicated entirely to helping children in lower-income countries get quality education, to unlock their potential and contribute to building a better world. With nearly 20 years' experience helping partner countries to get more children in school and learning, we convene teachers, civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, development banks, businesses, and philanthropists behind partner country leadership to finance and support solutions so that no child is left behind.What we doGPE convenes partners and mobilizes funds to help governments in 76 lower-income countries build and finance strong and sustainable education systems that deliver quality learning to more children, especially those who are marginalized by poverty, gender, disability, or displacement. GPE focuses on driving transformation at scale to get the most vulnerable children in school, improve teaching and learning, and build resilient education systems capable of withstanding shocks and adapting to new challenges. GPE's approach achieves lasting impact by convening partners behind country leadership. We support government efforts to advance teaching and learning for the 21st century, mobilize more and better financing, and scale up proven solutions for the poorest and hardest-to-reach children.GPE recently approved a new strategy and operating model, GPE 2025, which is grounded in a "system transformation" approach and seeks to support and sustain education reforms with the potential for impact at scale. Within this framework, it was agreed to work with developing country partners to catalyze progress in four system transformation enabling factors: Equity, efficiency, and the volume of domestic financing of education; Gender responsive sector planning, policy, and monitoring; Use of data and evidence; and Sector coordination.Raise Your HandGPE is currently calling on world leaders to "Raise Your Hand" and pledge at least US$5 billion to help GPE transform education in up to 87 countries, which are home to more than 1 billion children. Over the next five years, this funding will help ensure that 175 million children can learn and enroll 88 million more. In the longer term, this investment could add $164 billion to economies in the developing world, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect two million girls from early marriage.LocationWith over 100 staff, the GPE secretariat is hosted by the World Bank and has headquarters in Washington D.C and Paris plus an office in Brussels. The selected candidate may be based in the Washington, DC or the Paris, France office. The Country Engagement and Policy Team seeks to recruit an Extended Term Consultant – Global Education Policy Specialist to strengthen its global policy work in close collaboration with the Education Policy and Performance team, the Country teams, the Partnerships team, and the External Relations team. A strong focus for this work will be on supporting GPE's external engagements in policy dialogue; drafting timely and relevant country and policy briefs for GPE management and Board of Directors; supporting the roll-out of GPE-led policy talks; and contributing to a coordinated effective approach to knowledge and evidence sharing across the Secretariat. Duties and Responsibilities:This position will report to the Senior Policy and Planning Specialist and serve as a member of the Strategy and Coordination Team. The Consultant's work will focus on supporting GPE's global policy engagement and internal policy coordination. The Consultant will be responsible for the following: • Support GPE's engagement in global policy dialogue in international fora.• Monitor and keep abreast of the latest policy developments related to the United Nations processes related to SDG4, aid architecture, harmonization and aid effectiveness, gender equality, system transformation, and global financing issues.• Support GPE's engagement in key global initiatives, in close collaboration with the Partnerships and External Relations Teams.• Support GPE policy and evidence initiatives. • Contribute to the development of GPE's policy talks, including coordinating the production of each policy talk, supporting the engagement of relevant partners, and working with GPE External Relations Team on outreach and dissemination for each talk.• Identify and support global opportunities for GPE to position itself and promote its technical expertise and thought leadership in key areas such as education system transformation, domestic financing, and gender equality.• Support the consistent identification and review of GPE stories to showcase GPE's work and impact in key policy areas, in close collaboration with GPE's communication team.• Proactively strengthen cross-secretariat collaboration on global policy and advocacy related opportunities. • Develop and maintain a calendar of ongoing opportunities for knowledge sharing and lessons learning across the Partnership, including through GPE's various learning platforms.• Support internal coordination of global policy work within the Strategy and Coordination team.• Work with the Senior Policy and Planning Specialist to ensure strategic external engagement of Country Engagement and Policy team members in priority policy areas.• Coordinate global policy engagements of the Country Teams and Education Policy and Learning team including the travel calendar for the Chief Technical Officer, event invitations, policy sign-off and approvals, etc.• Manage requests to the Country Teams and Education Policy and Learning Team from other teams and coordinate inputs from across the team as needed.• Manage the development and documentation of high-quality technical inputs and other data for policy meetings/briefings, in collaboration with the Education Policy and Performance team, for effective and informed GPE Secretariat engagement in various policy fora.• Manage the development of high-quality operational updates and talking points for country briefings, in collaboration with the Country teams, for strategic engagement from GPE Leadership with partner country officials.• Support engagement of country partners in GPE's policy and knowledge exchange initiatives.• Manage the development of internal protocols on event invitation management, thematic policy approvals, external engagement briefings, document storage and roll out of the client relationship management system.  Selection Criteria • Master's degree in education, international development, or a relevant related field with at least five years relevant experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience).• Strong understanding of the global international development environment, key institutions and partners and topical issues.• Demonstrated strength in written and oral communications (in English), with strong ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style.• Familiarity with international development and the current debates and issues related to the sustainable development agenda, including the key international actors and UN processes.• Track record of analyzing, developing and drafting policy and advocacy briefs, including in key areas of education such system strengthening, equity, gender equality, finance, etc.• Well-honed communication, interpersonal, relationship management and influencing skills; able to relate to people at all levels of an organization.• Highly collaborative, but also able to work effectively with considerable autonomy under pressure to deliver in a timely manner.• Willingness to work in a complex environment and travel to developing countries.• Preference given for candidate with foreign language skills in another UN language.Staff Mobility Staff appointments include, but are not limited to, medical benefits, including dental and vision, Staff Retirement Plan, financial assistance program, life & disability insurance, comprehensive leave policy (minimum 26 days/annum) and parental leave policy (50-100 days). Diversity and inclusion statementPoverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds from around the globe. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from under-represented regions are equally encouraged to apply. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, creed, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. GPE has a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in line with its PSEAH policy. Individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions of the role and support in receiving other workplace accommodations. Please contact the DAF-Disability Accommodation Fund at disabilityfund@worldbank.org for further information.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesWe are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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Program & Planning Officer-GPE

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 DescriptionAre you a hardworking advocate for education? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in the world's poorest countries? The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Secretariat would like to hear from you. Who we areGPE is a shared commitment to ending the learning crisis. It is the only global partnership fund dedicated entirely to helping children in lower-income countries get quality education, to unlock their potential and contribute to building a better world. With nearly 20 years' experience helping partner countries to get more children in school and learning, we convene teachers, civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, development banks, businesses, and philanthropists behind partner country leadership to finance and support solutions so that no child is left behind. What we doGPE convenes partners and mobilizes funds to help governments in 76 lower-income countries build and finance strong and sustainable education systems that deliver quality learning to more children, especially those who are marginalized by poverty, gender, disability, or displacement. GPE focuses on driving transformation at scale to get the most vulnerable children in school, improve teaching and learning, and build resilient education systems capable of withstanding shocks and adapting to new challenges. GPE's approach achieves lasting impact by convening partners behind country leadership. We support government efforts to advance teaching and learning for the 21st century, mobilize more and better financing, and scale up proven solutions for the poorest and hardest-to-reach children.GPE recently approved a new strategy and operating model, GPE 2025, which is grounded in a "system transformation" approach and seeks to support and sustain education reforms with the potential for impact at scale. Within this framework, it was agreed to work with developing country partners to catalyze progress in four system transformation enabling factors: Equity, efficiency, and the volume of domestic financing of education; Gender responsive sector planning, policy, and monitoring; Use of data and evidence; and Sector coordination. Raise Your HandGPE is currently calling on world leaders to "Raise Your Hand" and pledge at least US$5 billion to help GPE transform education in up to 87 countries, which are home to more than 1 billion children. Over the next five years, this funding will help ensure that 175 million children can learn and enroll 88 million more. In the longer term, this investment could add $164 billion to economies in the developing world, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect two million girls from early marriage. LocationWith over 100 staff, the GPE secretariat is hosted by the World Bank and has headquarters in Washington D.C and Paris plus an office in Brussels. The selected candidate may be based in the Washington, DC office. This is an international recruitment subject to compensation on the local pay scale for the selected duty station, and global mobility benefits may apply as per World Bank Group policy. Role: The candidate will be mapped to GPE's Country Engagement and Policy team and within the Strategy and Coordination (SCT) sub-team. The SCT facilitates agenda setting in CEP and coordinates inter-Secretariat collaboration to address country needs.The successful candidate will provide assistance managing and streamlining annual work processes, strengthening internal communication, effectively tracking CEP's budget and leading CEP's knowledge management efforts. This is a new position intended to bring a central focus to operations planning and coordination activities within and across CEP. This role will help ensure the team is functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible; that knowledge around GPE 2025 and the new operating model is adequately documented; and that the CEP leadership group is supported to make strategic decisions about resources and priorities.In addition to supporting the effective management of CEP, the candidate will help coordinate relevant cross-team activities and represent the SCT in assigned Secretariat cross-team work.The position would suit someone who is able to work independently on challenging, multi-stakeholder problems and with a strong interest and demonstrated experience in organizational planning, budget tracking and knowledge management. Duties and responsibilities:• Work planning, budgeting, and monitoring.• Facilitate the annual work program and budget (WPB) process for CEP, ensuring transparent planning, monitoring, and reporting on activities, in collaboration with the centralized WPB function in the Secretariat Operations Team.• Be the designated WPB focal point for CEP, ensuring that communication from CEP and to CEP is concise, timely and relevant.• Innovate to help improve the relevance and use of the WPB within CEP and within the Secretariat.• Collect and report on key metrics that indicate how effectively and efficiently the team is executing its workplan and achieving results. Team Coordination and Change management:• Organize CEP Team meetings and CEP Leadership meetings, including agenda setting, reviewing, and circulating notes.• Support team building activities, including team retreats, surveys, well-being activities and new processes related to inter-team cooperation.• Support the roll-out of the GPE operating model, including coordinating training opportunities, coordinating documentation and knowledge management, convening meetings and keep a track record of notes and frequently asked questions.• Coordinate inputs to respond to requests to the SCT and other Secretariat teams by liaising with CEP team leads.• Support the development of Standard Operating Procedures and protocols to ensure consistency in team processes and planning.• Provide coaching and other support to users of new processes and tools.• Support the roll out of corporate projects, systems, and initiatives. Knowledge Management:• Support and facilitate knowledge and information management related to implementation of GPE's new operating model, including documentation of all key activities and learning points and producing knowledge products accordingly to facilitate replication of good practices and learning across GPE country teams and the wider Secretariat.!• Design and lead the implementation of CEP's knowledge management efforts, ensuring that internal systems (Teams, filling systems, MyGPE, Team calendar, GPE Engage!) are set and up to date, and that CEP staff are modeling business practices around those systems.!• Manage internal team communications to ensure staff are all updated regularly, including team newsletters and other channels.• Ensure that the work of CEP and how it contributes to the mission, vision, and goals of the GPE Partnership are profiled in appropriate vehicles of communication (e.g., the Friday Note) and contribute to evidence gathering for success stories and learning in GPE.• Support development, review and approval of knowledge management efforts including blogs, webinars, participation in research conferences.!• Support Secretariat-wide knowledge management efforts.  Selection Criteria • Master's degree (or an Undergraduate degree and further experience) in Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations, Management or Development, or a related field.• At least six years of relevant experience, preferably within an international organization or equivalent.• Excellent organizational skills honed through experience supporting management/executive staff or working in a high-pressure environment (political/diplomatic environment). • Experience leading an annual planning process (work program and budget)• Change management experience; a relevant certification such as Prosci would be a plus• Knowledge management experience: ability to organize information using shared platforms such as MSTeams, OneDrive, intranet etc.• Well-honed communication, interpersonal, relationship management and influencing skills; able to relate to people at all levels of an organization.• Highly collaborative, but also able to work effectively with considerable autonomy under pressure to deliver in a timely manner.• Resilience and flexibility, with a high level of energy, drive, and persistence.• Proven analytical and problem-solving skills and proven ability to apply these in carrying out complex research and operational tasks, identifying issues, presenting findings/ recommendations, and contributing to bottlenecks/issues.• Proficiency in English. French is a strong plus.• Capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks, independently adjusting to priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines.  Our benefitsStaff MobilityStaff appointments include, but are not limited to, medical benefits, including dental and vision, Staff Retirement Plan, financial assistance program, life & disability insurance, comprehensive leave policy (minimum 26 days/annum) and parental leave policy (50-100 days).Diversity and inclusion statementPoverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds from around the globe. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from under-represented regions are equally encouraged to apply. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, creed, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.GPE has a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in line with its PSEAH policy. Individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions of the role and support in receiving other workplace accommodations. Please contact the DAF-Disability Accommodation Fund at disabilityfund@worldbank.org for further information and support.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.          ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Internal Justice Secretariat Program Officer

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgThe World Bank Group's (WBG) Internal Justice Services (IJS) are important aspects of the WBG's internal governance. The IJS provides a multi-access, comprehensive system through which WBG staff can address work-related concerns and grievances. It represents and promotes the WBG's commitment to provide a workplace culture that values staff, fosters diversity and promotes mutual trust, accountability and teamwork. The WBG's IJS is composed of four services: the Respectful Workplace Advisors Program (RWA), Ombuds Services (OMB), Mediation Services (MEF), and Peer Review Services (PRS).  These core services are complemented by associated services: World Bank Administrative Tribunal (WBAT), the Office of Ethics and Business Conduct (EBC), and the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). These units provide specialized assistance to staff to resolve work-related conflict and disputes, from informal counseling to formal review as well as to provide information and advice relating to business ethics.  Collectively, these units comprise the internal justice system of the WBG.  They collaborate on areas of common practice, initiatives to improve the internal justice system, and other areas of potential synergies.  The Ombudsman serves as the Secretariat for the WBG's governance bodies for the internal justice system and leads coordination of the IJS.  The IJS Program Officer reports to and works with the Ombudsman to i) facilitate and support coordination within the IJS; ii) to collaborate with EBC, INT and the WBAT; and iii) to address common issues and initiatives within the IJS in order to ensure its functioning and integrity. The Secretariat performs the function while respecting the independence of the various units. Because the IJS Secretariat is situated in OMB, the Program Officer will also work with the OMB and the RWA Program.  The OMB and RWA Program constitute the most informal and confidential elements of the WBG's IJS and provide direct support to several hundred visitors each year.  The RWA program provides training, support and guidance to the 220+ RWAs located primarily in Country Offices. The functions and operation of the OMB and the RWA program are governed by Staff Rule 9.02 and reflect the Standards of Practice of the International Ombudsman Association, principally confidentiality, impartiality, independence and informality.  Duties and AccountabilitiesWorking under the direction of the Ombudsman, the Program Officer will be responsible primarily for coordinating and facilitating collective IJS initiatives and activities, and for providing technical expertise related to workplace conflict resolution systems.  Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, working with the Ombudsman to:1. Facilitate the development of the IJS strategic and annual work plans. Help identify areas of potential synergies, overlaps or gaps among the IJS units, identify best practices, and propose measures to continue to increase the effectiveness of the IJS.2. Serve as facilitator for IJS coordination meetings (formal, informal, working groups, etc., as needed).  3. Lead and facilitate collaborative efforts on IJS communication, outreach, training, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.  Support and facilitate working groups.  4. Prepare and arrange regular meetings of the internal justice system governance bodies, and take follow-up action on recommendations or decisions.  5. Prepare the consolidated IJS annual report, and other periodic reports on the state of the WBG IJS and on trends of workplace issues for the IJS governance bodies, the WBG President and Board of Executive Directors. 6. Identify systemic issues or trends with respect to the WBG's IJS, and work with relevant units to develop recommendations for addressing these issues.7. Assist in the development of conflict prevention and resolution techniques, methods, or mechanisms.  8. Liaise with the other relevant bodies and units in the WBG (SA, HR, LEG, etc.) to ensure coordination and follow-up of issues related to internal justice.9. Support the RWA program as assigned.10. Collaborate in the day-to-day activities of the OMB, and perform any other tasks necessary for the successful operation of OMB, as per the direction of the Ombudsman.  Selection Criteria • Master's degree (with a focus on conflict resolution, organizational development, or comparable social science discipline) with 5 years of experience (in conflict resolution, international organizations, are highly desirable) or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Knowledge, ability and experience with group dynamics, group process methods, techniques and as a facilitator.  Ability and experience as a neutral third party in conflict resolution processes is desirable.• Demonstrated interpersonal and skills with stakeholders and partners.   Proven ability to work with confidential matters, work sensitively in multicultural environments, and possess an established reputation for integrity, sound judgment, fairness, and discretion in dealings internally and externally. • Proven ability to promote and contribute to a collaborative team environment, build trust among colleagues, work effectively across disciplines and organizational boundaries including with senior officials, and effectively handle conflict.  • Strong analytical and communications skills, ability to speak and write persuasively, present ideas clearly and concisely, prepare, present, discuss complex technical information at senior levels and to produce compelling materials and documents, often on very short notice. • Proven ability to conduct and coordinate projects, including research, on a range of issues, including those of a unique and complex nature.• Ability to analyze, anticipate, evaluate, and plan for the impact across organizational boundaries and stakeholder groups. Competencies• Lead and Innovate: Applies critical thinking to current approaches, identifies areas for improvement, and tries new solutions that drive results. Inspires and influences others to drive innovation.  Operates in ambiguity and changing needs and supports others to do the same.• Drive for Results: Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so. Sets challenging goals and seeks continuously for further improvements. Acts as a trusted, strategic advisor, partnering with collaborators to deliver results. Understands stakeholders' most pressing challenges and contributes to solutions. • Collaborate within Teams and Across Boundaries contributes productively to the team's work and output. Keeps others informed to ensure integration and meaningful results. Displays a sense of mutuality and respect and resolves conflicts productively. Seeks and listens to others' input to inform own decision-making and openly shares information. Frames thinking/actions with a WBG corporate perspective in mind. • Create, Apply, and Share Knowledge: contributes to an environment where knowledge is created, applied and shared.  Contributes to the unit's and WBG's body of knowledge by applying lessons learned and expertise. Actively invests in own knowledge and seeks feedback. Builds personal and professional networks within and beyond the work group.• Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making: Seeks and analyzes facts, data, and lessons learned to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work. Shows initiative when necessary, and makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.         ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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20/10/2021
World Bank Group

Portfolio Manager

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgThe Pension and Endowments Department (PEN) is responsible for the financial management and administration of the World Bank Group's funded benefit plans, including the retirement scheme - the Staff Retirement Plan, the retiree medical and life insurance programs - the Retired Staff Benefits Plan, and other ancillary benefits.  The financial management includes asset management responsibilities and actuarial support.  PEN manages approximately US$36 billion invested across a range of asset classes, including fixed income, public equities, private equity, real assets, private credit and absolute return strategies.  The Pension Finance Committee, appointed by the Bank Group President and chaired by the Chief Financial Officer, has oversight responsibility for the financial management of the plans.  PEN's responsibilities also include the delivery of technical assistance on multi-asset class investment management to pension plans, endowments and funds for the future, and the management of the Pension Administration function. PEN identifies, selects, evaluates, and monitors investments, mainly through outside managers, on a global basis.The Portfolio Manager will be a member of the PEN's Private Equity team with roles and responsibilities outlined below.   Roles & Responsibilities:As part of the Private Equity Team, the Portfolio Manager will assist and support the investment team in executing its work program. The specific duties will be, but are not limited to, the following tasks:• Assist with managing and supervising an existing portfolio of diversified private equity (buyout, venture capital, growth capital and secondaries) investments;• Conduct due diligence and prepare documentation for new investments, including investment memos, performance analysis, team assessment, investment strategy, investment theses and risks, expected returns and portfolio fit;• Review and assist in preparation of performance reporting package on a monthly and quarterly basis (in conjunction with the middle office);• Monitor and remain current on portfolio of existing managers (via manager update reports, calls and meetings); • Maintain and strengthen the group's networks and relationships with general partners and institutional investors in the industry;• Monitor and conduct research on overall private equity markets as well as specific sub-sectors such as buyouts, venture, growth capital and secondaries;• Assist in reviewing investment proposals and selecting private equity fund managers;• Assist in preparing presentations for the Pension Finance Committee; and• Assist in additional projects as needed within PEN.  Selection Criteria 1. Advanced degree (Masters preferred) preferably in finance, business or economics.2. Professional Certification such as a CFA and/or CAIA is a plus.3. Five years of relevant work experience in finance and investments, with at least two to three years of investment management related experience or an appropriate combination of education and relevant experience.4. Knowledge of the private equity industry, including general partner and institutional investor relationships.5. Proven quantitative and qualitative analytical and problem-solving skills.6. Proficiency in Excel, Word and Powerpoint is required. Familiarity with other quantitative analytical packages is desirable.7. Creative thinker and quick learner, with initiative, drive and attention to details.8. Proven capacity to multi-task, deliver results and respond quickly and effectively to requests. Ability to work under pressure.9. Excellent communication -- both verbal and written skills are required. Experience giving presentations and trainings is desirable.10.Good team player with strong interpersonal skills, and commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment.11.Highest ethical standards.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.          ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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18/10/2021
World Bank Group

Operations Officer

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgThe Climate Investment Funds (CIF) were established in 2008 to mobilize resources and trigger investments for low carbon, climate resilient development in select middle income and developing countries. The $8.5 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is providing 72 developing and middle-income countries with urgently needed resources to manage the challenges of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2008, the CIF has been leading efforts to empower transformations in the energy, climate resilience, transport and forestry sectors. CIF concessional financing offers flexibility to test new business models and approaches, build track records in unproven markets, and boost investor confidence to unlock additional finance from other sources, particularly the private sector and the multilateral development banks that implement CIF funding. Total CIF pledges of $8.5 billion are expected to attract an additional $61 billion of co-financing for a portfolio of over 300 projects and counting. The CIF's success is premised on a solid partnership with national governments, citizen groups and communities, private sector sponsors, the CIF governing bodies, and the five multinational development banks that serve as co-financiers and implementing agencies of the CIF.The CIF Administrative Unit is seeking a dynamic Operations Officer to strengthen relations with the TFCs and Sub-Committees and support the delivery of the of the CIF portfolio of over 300 projects. Roles & Responsibilities:CIF Governance• Coordinate day-to-day management of Committee/Board relations• Lead the development of CIF documents to be presented to the Trust Fund Committees• Develop and implement policies to enhance relations between CIF stakeholders• Provide strategic guidance to Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in implementing CIF projects • Interpret and advice stakeholders on the policies of the CIF and its governance requirements, based on the CIF governance documents• Coordinate funding and policy approval • Lead efforts towards cost efficiencies in the CIF by preparing policy documents, monitoring implementation of proposed efficiencies, and coordinating annual updates to the Joint meeting of the TFCs and Sub-Committees• Co-lead efforts to strengthen stakeholder engagement in the CIF• Coordinate responses to contributors and other committee members on a wide range of queries• Contribute to the further enhancement of the CIF Collaboration Hub, and development of e-learning platforms• Supervise the organization of bi-annual CIF committee meetings and other large eventsCIF Business Plan and Budget• Support strategic planning to determine fiscal year business focus for the CIF• Prepare policy documents to guide MDBs, CIF Administrative Unit, and the CIF Trustee in accessing CIF administrative budget• Coordinate the preparation of the CIF business plan and budget• Review budget submissions and coordinate with MDBs to make adjustments• Work with Resource Management Officers to prepare the CIF budget• Design and monitor systems to track CIF budget throughout the fiscal yearOther duties• Carry out other responsibilities to support the CIF front office in effective management and delivery of the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), and the Strategic Climate Funds (SCF);• Prepare CIF senior management briefing materials upon request • Contribute to institutional knowledge and reporting activities  Selection Criteria • Master's level degree in Business management, Law, or other relevant field with at least five years of relevant professional experience and solid understanding of issues related to governance, knowledge management, climate change, and development.• Thorough knowledge of and practical experience in the development of business plans and budget in similar institutions. • Ability to write or drive the preparation of policy documents and support efforts to strengthen multi-stakeholder engagement.• Strong conceptual, scenario analysis, and analytical skills with the ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze diverse information from multiple sources to draw conclusions and provide recommendations.• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Spoken and written fluency required in English. Fluency in French or Spanish a plus.• Strong interpersonal and influencing skills including ability to promote strong collaboration and facilitate and achieve consensus with MDB and other partners, clients, and colleagues in a multicultural environment.• Experience working both in-person and virtually with teams, stakeholders and consultants, including use of online knowledge sharing tools and communities of practice.  • Experience working in and knowledge of the policies and procedures of the World Bank Group or other multilateral development bank policies and procedures strongly preferred.• Task/project management skills, including ability to supervise consultants and more junior staff.• Ability to work independently, as part of a team; high performance in previous assignments; recognition by peers and managers for excellence in operational work.• Demonstrated ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, respond quickly to management and client requests, and set priorities for self and others. Ability to adapt to new challenges and to meet deadlines.• Ability to balance flexibility, patience and good listening skills together with firmness and clarity of message, while operating in a sensitive environment.• Willingness to travel.COS: Competencies: https://worldbankgroup.sharepoint.com/sites/hr/Documents/Career Management/Professional Family Mapping/COS_PFM_Criteria.pdfWorld Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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18/10/2021
World Bank Group

Senior Finance Officer

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org The WBG Finance & Accounting (WFA) Vice Presidential Unit is responsible for all aspects of the financial reporting and internal control framework for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the extensive Trust Fund/Partnership portfolio of these entities. WFA also leads the client shared service function for the WBG corporate expenses and WBG trust funds, and ensures fiduciary responsibility for all disbursements related to Bank operations.WBG Trust Fund and Loan Operations Department (WFATL) in World Bank Group Finance and Accounting (WFA) provides a number of financial operation activities, notably financial services, compliance, disbursements, accounting, and analytics for IBRD/IDA loans and Trust Funds.WFA Client Services (WFACS) is a Unit within WFATL that is devoted to providing "front-end" client services on loan operations and disbursement to clients and is organized along business lines serving the regions and countries. The services within WFACS's area of responsibilities fall under three categories: regional level coordination; country focused assistance; and project-level fiduciary and portfolio management.WFA Client Service, Loan and Trust Fund operations (WFACS) is seeking one proactive, highly motivated Senior Finance Officer (FO) to be an integral and active member of its client service team to be based in Washington D.C. Duties and AccountabilitiesThe Senior Finance Officer's primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following activities:Client Services for Loan operations:Country Focal Point:1. Serve as focal point for internal and external client inquiries at the country level and escalate them as needed.2. Provide country-related input to the Team Leads (TL) and the Manager to drive conversations with Country Management Units (CMUs) about country coordination within the assigned region.3. Interact with Team Task Leaders (TTLs) to follow up on financing and disbursement-related issues arising in project preparation; contact CMU and borrowers to advise on new financial products, loan instruments that could benefit project preparation and facilitate resolution of portfolio disbursement bottlenecks; facilitate conversation between CMU and Ministry of Finance (MoF) on products and financial terms (whenever new product or service emerges, or financial terms change).4. Participate in regular meetings of WFACS staff to share insights across countries, and promote knowledge-sharing.5. Participate in country team meetings to provide advice on initiatives impacting disbursement-related issues at the portfolio levelProject Preparation:1. For pipeline projects in assigned portfolio countries, provide support to task teams by reviewing project documents (including Concept Notes, Appraisal Documents, and legal agreements) and other sources of information (e.g. fiduciary assessments), providing timely inputs and raising issues, which may have an impact on disbursement arrangements, or are unclear, and escalate to management any issues that require management action or support.2. Advise the task team on disbursement-related aspects of loans/credits/grants/TFs to ensure they are consistent with Bank policies and procedures and will adequately support project implementation with due regard for economy and efficiency.3. Prepare disbursement and financial information letters (DFIL), loan repayment terms and amortization schedules, and participate in project preparation meetings including technical discussions and negotiations.4. Review and clear project/program documents including, negotiation and board packages, in accordance with WFA standard procedures and applicable Bank policies.5. Setting up of the loan financing terms and loan data in the system (iLAP).6. Carry out the disbursement risk assessment of projects.7. Carry out the responsibilities in compliance with WFA's control framework.8. Design and deliver capacity-building training (e.g. Disbursement Trainings), in coordination with Finance Analyst (FNs) and Team Leads (TLs).9. Deliver project preparation training and job shadowing initiatives for Finance Officers (FO) and Finance Analysts (FNs) to further develop FN's ability to serve clients.10. Conduct quality assurance on the work done by FNs and provide input into the performance appraisal of the FNs.Project Implementation:1. Manage highly complex Level 1 restructurings.2. Advise and resolve complex implementation issues, including those that require coordination with other units such as INT, CMU, GP, FM or Procurement.3. Provide advice on financial terms of products or disbursement related issues at country level, for example lapsed loans impacting advances.4. Update the disbursement risk ratings in iLAP for all projects under her/his portfolio, as needed.Relationships:1. Participate in monthly meetings for FOs/FNs/Managers/TLs to generate and share insights across countries.2. Serve as a solution provider for advice to internal clients and external on preparation and implementation issues in the assigned countries.3. Partner with Legal, Financial Management and Procurement to provide cohesive approach to engaging with TTLs, and borrowers.4. Appropriately handle other tasks that may be assigned by WFATL's management.WFACS Quality Assurance and Risk Management1. Ensure that the Quality Assurance Review Framework and the Risk Management Framework of WFACS are up to date, to meet the business needs.2. Participate in the application and implementation of the Quality Assurance Review Framework across regions.3. Maintain the list of high risk/high complexity projects that are subject to quality assurance procedures (such as projects that are selected for the Regional Operations Committee [ROC] review), in collaboration with Regional Focal Points (RFPs) and FOs.4. Prepare the final WFA comments for submission for high risk/high complexity projects in collaboration with the RFPs and FOs.5. Identify the risks related to WFACS operations and activities, and coordinate with the related units to ensure adequate mitigation measures are in place.6. Deliver training to less experienced FOs and FNs, as needed.7. In liaison with the Manager and Senior Policy Officer, facilitate the development of WFACS Practice Notes, Guidance Notes and communications to staff on various disbursements-related thematic topics.Corporate Initiatives1. Lead special projects/initiatives assigned by the management, e.g. system development, simplification and automation initiatives, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) collaboration, analysis of country disbursement arrangement etc.2. Lead training activities organized by other units (e.g. DFCII/trust funds, OPCS etc) in coordination with the department's Senior Policy Officer.3. Serve as a liaison between WFACS and other Units of the Bank on the recurring roles and functions such as: AML-CFT compliance; system enhancements; engagement with UN Agencies.  Selection Criteria The candidate should meet the following criteria:• Minimum Education: Fully qualified as CPA, ACCA, CA, CFA or equivalent; and/or a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.• Work Experience: At least 8 years of relevant experience in portfolio management, project operations accounting, auditing and/or PFM.• Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, in English. Ability to communicate effectively in other major language (French, Chinese, Spanish, etc.) is desirable.• Relevant knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), internal controls procedures and financial management.• Knowledge and application of the Bank operational policies and procedures, including understanding the interaction between the Bank's Operational Policies, Bank Procedures, Directives, and individual trust fund programs as they relate to disbursements.• Ability to exercise professional judgment and appropriately interpret and apply operational policies, as they relate to disbursements.• Knowledge of the Bank's IBRD and IDA lending products, pricing and choices of repayment terms.• Strong analytical and conceptual skills with demonstrated ability to interpret data, assess issues, develop sound conclusions, and formulate remedial measures.• Ability to manage complex tasks, deal with rapidly shifting priorities, provide professional support to senior staff and deliver against ambitious deadlines.• Capacity to work simultaneously, effectively and efficiently on a variety of diverse issues and tasks, independently adjusting priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines.• Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment, with strong coordination with Team Leads.• Ability to manage complex negotiations• Strong client focus including good interpersonal, diplomatic and team building skills required for building and maintaining collaborative relationships.• Willingness to travel on short-term assignments.Key CompetenciesThe preferred candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:• Communication: communicate to effectively share and exchange information. Able to listen actively, obtain necessary input, share ideas, speak persuasively, and convey information in a clear, objective, and concise manner.• Collaboration within teams and across boundaries: collaborate and work with others across and outside of the World Bank Group in order to achieve the best results for clients; maintain a WBG corporate mindset above an individual or team perspective.• Willingness to work in different time zones – Given that the division is co-located in multiple cities in different time zones, candidates must be willing to work in different time zones on ‘as-needed' basis.• Leadership and innovation: take initiative, and be persistent in their drive for results; seek opportunities to improve and find innovative solutions to problems; inspire and encourage others to have a positive attitude and impact; be able to adapt to changing circumstances, and be bold to increase the Bank's Group's effectiveness.• Smart decision making: balance the need for making empirically-based sound decisions with a sense of urgency by making quick, timely, and relevant decisions; be a good problem solver.• Client understanding and advising: strive to add value to clients in the business; understand the critical forces that shape clients' needs (identifies WBG solutions to meet client's needs and goals. Considers the changing environment and sometimes competing client demands in the forefront of all work activities).• Results for clients: address the needs and challenges of clients; hold themselves accountable and take personal ownership for identifying and managing risks and delivering evidence-based results. Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and proposes sustainable solutions based on good diagnosis; applies best knowledge and evidence-based advice. Seeks resources and skills to meet challenging and unexpected client needs.• Knowledge creation, application, and sharing: (1) demonstrates in depth knowledge and understanding of the project management concepts, as they relate to the implementation of complex, multi-functional projects in varied geographical and economic conditions; and (2) shares expertise; creates and contributes to the WBG's body of knowledge; and efficiently reflects and draws on lessons from colleagues; expands her/his professional networks in their areas of expertise.• Broad business thinking: solicit information on WBG/VPU direction, goals and industry competitive environment to determine how own area can add value to the organization and to clients. Makes decisions and recommendations clearly linked to the organization's strategy and financial goals.• Project management: plans, organizes, monitors and controls projects and tasks using appropriate tools, methodologies and processes.• Analytical thinking: able to breakdown raw information and undefined problems into specific, workable components that in-turn clearly identify the issues at hand. Make logical conclusions, anticipate obstacles and consider different approaches that are relevant to the decision making process.• Policies and procedures: understand and apply relevant policies and procedures in executing responsibilities.• Risks and controls: assess risks and maintain an effective and efficient internal control environment. Able to identify and assess risks, including identification of mitigating controls.• Information technology and systems: utilize information technology to support business operations. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.      ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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15/10/2021
World Bank Group

Senior Operations Officer

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org  BackgroundDeveloping countries face an increasingly complex risk landscape, marked by interconnected hazards that threaten to roll back the development gains of recent decades and undermine efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030.  In 2018, the WBG's Board of Executive Directors endorsed the management's proposals to fully operationalize the Global Crisis Risk Platform (GCRP).  The GCRP seeks to: (i) promote risk-informed investments in crisis prevention and preparedness; and (ii) strengthen institutional capacity for early response, especially where a combination of shocks amplifies impacts or spills across borders. This vision recognizes the need to protect development gains by investing in crisis prevention and preparedness as well as by ensuring timely response to mitigate loss of lives and livelihoods.  The GCRP provides analytical and convening services focusing on the interaction of various risk dimensions, including natural hazards, conflict and violence, food insecurity, health outbreaks, and macro-financial shocks. Its Secretariat, housed in the FCV Group, works closely with the World Bank's Global Practices (GPs) to support innovation and leverage knowledge and best practices to strengthen the way the Bank identifies, monitors, and manages risks.  Its priorities include: (i) crisis preparedness analytics, including the development of a new diagnostic tool to identify opportunities to strengthen preparedness at the country level; (ii) compound risk monitoring and analytics in support of early action, both at the global and at the country level; and (iii) institutional coordination in support of crisis prevention, preparedness and response. Across these three priority areas, the GCRP Secretariat invests in knowledge and partnerships in support of its objectives. The GCRP Secretariat is looking for a Senior Operations Officer with a strong technical background and relevant skills to lead analytical work and strengthen collaboration with relevant GPs and partners in support of GCRP priorities. S/he would bring technical expertise and relevant operational experience and would TTL or co-TTL analytics projects in the above areas.The Senior Operations Officer will be a member of the GCRP Secretariat, working closely with other teams within the FCV Group, GPs, CMUs, and relevant corporate units. She/he will report to the GTFS1 Practice Manager. Roles and ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Operations Officer will:- Lead or co-lead analytical work on crisis risk management, assessment of crisis preparedness across sectors and types of shocks, and/or compound risk monitoring and analytics.- Lead or co-lead GCRP analytical work on risk intersectionality, focusing on the interaction of natural hazard, climate, food crisis, macro-economic, and conflict risks.- Maintain partnerships with key World Bank technical teams engaged on crisis risk management, crisis preparedness, and/or compound risk analytics, including those working on disaster risk management, adaptive social protection, food security, pandemic preparedness, and climate change, among others.- Liaise with the Risk and Resilience Assessment Secretariat of the FCV Group and FCV country coordinators to mainstream compound risks considerations in country dialogue through country-specific analytics on compound risks.- Contribute to the efforts to integrate compound risk considerations into country engagement products (including Strategic Country Diagnostics, SCDs, and Country Partnership Frameworks, CPFs) and to analytical work on crisis and conflict risks, as needed.  - Contribute to dialogue and engagement with GCRP donors and partners.- Coordinate, collaborate, and find synergies working with external partners, such as humanitarian agencies and research institutes, to address complex, multi-dimensional problems. - Actively and substantively contribute to the GCRP knowledge management activities.  Selection Criteria - Master's degree or higher (PhD preferred) in risk management, economics, environment, or other relevant field and at least 8 years' experience relevant to the responsibilities described above.  - Experience in leading teams in designing and delivering multi-sectoral engagements related to crisis risk management, crisis preparedness and/or compound risk monitoring in different development contexts, including and engagement with clients and stakeholders in low capacity and fragile environments.- Experience in leading global or country level analytical and technical assistance activities on compounding risks and their impacts, crisis risk management and crisis preparedness, disaster risk management and financing, adaptive social protection or pandemic preparedness, among others.- Recognized and demonstrated ability to contribute to thought leadership on the issues of compound risk, crisis risk management, and crisis preparedness, preferably including climate related risks.- Demonstrated ability to lead teams. Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment, with minimal supervision.- Proven familiarity with and ability to develop and manage partnerships with various organizations involved in crisis risk management.- Ability to work in a collaborative way, delivering cross-support and building relationships around a common goal.- Excellent writing ability, and persuasive oral communication skills, including the ability to convey complex technical issues in a concise manner.  - Proficiency in English required, and French an advantage. CompetenciesFor information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7ORelevant COS Generic Competencies: https://tinyurl.com/y34lnxvuWorld Bank Group Core Competencies World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.     ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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15/10/2021
World Bank Group

Senior Agriculture Economist

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. The agriculture and food sector in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), remains a large provider of jobs, an important contributor to the economy and to food security. In the context of a green and inclusive recovery from the current crisis, our programs support the transformation of the sector through key policy reforms, private sector-led agricultural commercialization and modernization, improving the quality of jobs in the agri-food sector, and encouraging the adoption of climate smart agriculture and digital agriculture development. As Senior Agriculture Economist, you will provide technical and strategic leadership for the development and implementation of the Agriculture and Food GP's work program in MENA, focusing on the Green, Resilient, Inclusive Development (GRID) framework.  Duties and Accountabilities Lead activities in agriculture and multi-sectoral operations, assuring quality in all stages of the project cycle;Provide advice and support to colleagues on demanding operations and complex analytical work;Work closely across GPs in identifying innovative solutions to address agricultural issues, as part of the WB's Country Partnership Frameworks, country policy dialogue, Climate Change and Development Reports (CCDR), sector investment operations, budget support operations, and other multi-sectoral projects;Lead the design and delivery of analytical products, advice and interventions;Collaborate and exchange knowledge with colleagues and clients in the region;Represent the World Bank in fora involving the community of development partners;Ensure that MENA-specific issues are represented in relevant corporate strategies.  Selection Criteria Advanced degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or other related field, with a minimum of 8 years of work experience relevant to the agriculture and food sector;Track record of delivering strong analytical work and policy dialogue working with a diverse range of clients on issues of relevance to the sector;Acknowledged technical leadership (inside and outside the Bank) in the development field;Ability to lead and perform top-quality analytical work on policy-relevant topics and draft reports under a short time period;Creative, resourceful self-starter and multi-tasker with excellent organization and planning skills, as well as the ability to be flexible, problem solve independently and work well with remote, global teams; Willingness to travel once conditions fully allow for it;Proven synergetic skills, including coaching, mentoring, and motivating colleagues, and resolving disputes;Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English. French or Arabic would be desirable.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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15/10/2021
World Bank Group

Senior Private Sector Specialist

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgThe Climate Investment Funds (CIF) were established in 2008 to provide scaled-up climate financing to developing countries to initiate transformational change towards low-carbon, climate-resilient development. Since 2008, the CIF have built a portfolio of over 300 investments in 72 developing and middle-income countries to scale up renewable energy and clean technologies, mainstream climate resilience in development plans and action, and support the sustainable management of forests. More than ten years on, the CIF has delivered on its founding ambitions and has been a key player in channeling unparalleled levels of climate finance to developing countries. Globally, CIF investments are supporting 25.3 GW in new clean power capacity; improved energy access for 8.8 million people; greater climate resilience for 45 million people and 44,000 businesses; and 30 million hectares of more sustainable forests.Despite these significant results, many hard-fought successes and lessons learnt, the climate financing gap remains enormous and the climate finance community looks to respond to growing global climate needs and ambition. The CIF is responding to these challenges with a number of new initiatives, including • In June 2019, the CIF governing body approved the $350 million CTF DPSP Energy Storage Proposal, which aims to drive potentially catalytic investments in energy storage technologies and deployment models in developing countries. • The CIF Governing Bodies have recently endorsed the establishment of the following four new program areas: Renewable Energy Integration, Climate-Smart Cities, Accelerating the Decarbonization of Industry, Sustainable Landscapes, and Accelerating Coal Transition.• CIF is also exploring ways to increase private sector engagement and investment mobilization both at the fund level and project level.At the center of the CIF partnership and work is the CIF Administrative Unit (CIF AU), a 30-person team hosted by the World Bank. The CIF AU supports the work of the CIF governing bodies, manages internal and external institutional relations, supports strategy, policy and program development, and oversees the CIF corporate management systems.The CIF Administrative Unit now is looking to further strengthen its team through the recruitment of a talented and experienced Senior Private Sector Specialist to support a number of these critical initiatives. Roles & Responsibilities:The CIF Senior Private Sector Specialist will be responsible for both leading and contributing to a number of CIF's strategic initiatives. The Senior Private Sector Specialist is expected to collaborate effectively with teams across the CIF AU as well as CIF's key stakeholders, including CIF partner MDBs, CIF contributors, recipient countries, and the CIF Trustee, to ensure that CIF reaches its ambitious goals. The Senior Private Sector Specialist will:1. Work closely with the CIF Lead Financial Specialist to advance CIF's private sector mobilization initiatives, including the Clean Technology Fund 2.02. Lead the development of the CIF Climate Ventures window. Work with consultants, MDB partners, and others to workshop ideas and strategies for the CCVs.3. Support the development of dedicated private sector funding windows under the new CIF-SCF programs4. Support, and possibly lead, the development and updates of various CIF policy and operational documents, including the CIF program design documents, the CIF financial terms and conditions policy, and other policy and strategy documents5. Help move the new CIF programs towards operationalization, which may include work on the country selection process for the new CIF programs, CIF operational/governance review, or other related initiatives.6. Build and maintain a deep understanding of the organization's strategic and operational environment, especially emerging areas that present new opportunities for CIF7. Support CIF external engagement activities, including fundraising efforts, strategic communications (e.g. messaging, engagement strategy), events, and outreach activities (e.g. donors and private sector), and work closely with the CIF communications and external engagement teams on various briefs, blogs, talking points, presentations and other materials 8. Support the development of CIF's knowledge and analytical work as it relates to private sector9. Work closely with the Head of the CIF on issues of organizational strategy, priorities, and execution. Help set the team's prioritization on activities, key events, and deadlines, then facilitate alignment of the extended leadership team resources to meet those objectives.10. Lead/support other initiatives as required Selection Criteria• A Master's degree in in economics, business, law, public administration, or related field; with at least eight years of relevant experience in consulting, finance, private sector development, or related; • In-depth understanding of the Climate Investment Funds, including the CIF business model, portfolio, key stakeholders, and CIF's current and potential place in the climate finance architecture.• Demonstrated experience in effectively managing relations with a wide range of stakeholders (Private sector, governments, international organizations, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, developing country partners, NGOs, etc). • Proven experience and knowledge of MDB operations and a solid understanding of MDB private sector development • Demonstrated political awareness and ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and to otherwise cultivate effective, productive client relationships/partnerships. • In depth knowledge of the climate finance architecture and multilateral climate funds • Strong project management skills, with demonstrated ability to successfully advance and complete complex initiatives in a timely manner• Strong analytical skills, in particular regarding climate finance or energy-related data and topics.• Experience in mobilizing private sector capital for low carbon initiatives• Proactive and action-oriented with flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.• Proven writing skills and strong command of English• Knowledge of Spanish or French a plus.• Works effectively with considerable autonomy under pressure to deliver high quality results in a timely manner; ability to relate to people at all levels of an organization with excellent communication, listening and judgement skills; highly collaborative.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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15/10/2021
World Bank Group

Junior Professional Associate

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Description Junior Professional Associates – Program DescriptionThe Junior Professional Associate (JPA) program is a unique opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience and first-hand exposure to the challenges – and rewards – of international development. Are you a recent graduate? Do you have passion for and commitment to helping others? Are you looking for a solid, two-year entry-level work experience in a multicultural environment? If so, you may be interested in the the World Bank's JPA program. In your JPA assignment, you'll use your strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, your knowledge of technology and your research abilities - working with more senior colleagues and project teams in their work both in operations and in corporate functions. You'll have an opportunity to hone your skills and acquire new ones while gaining first-hand exposure to the challenges of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Your experience as a JPA may be used as a steppingstone to a career in government, consulting, the private sector, academia or other development agencies.  What are we looking for? Your academic achievements are superior and place you in the top portion of your graduating class. Your analytical and research skills extend to areas of specialization such as: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment (climate, blue economy), infrastructure, private sector development, as well as other related fields, including corporate and administrative functions (IT, legal, accounting, communications, etc.).You are fluent in English and, preferably, in at least one other Bank language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, or Chinese). You love technology and integrate it in your work.  What are we offering you? We will provide you with the opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience in a premier development institution, on a two-year, non-renewable Extended Term Consultant (ETC) contract with benefits.  Eligibility Criteria The following are minimum requirements to be eligible for the JPA program:      - Be 28 years of age or younger on your first day of service     - Hold the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree with a superior academic record     - Be fluent in English     - One or more of the Bank's working languages is a plus: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish  Since this employment program is highly competitive, applicants under active consideration for employment may be asked to submit academic records as well as references. The World Bank will contact only those applicants whom hiring managers wish to interview. Positions may be located in any of the World Bank's offices across the world. A JPA assignment is not an entry point for a career at the World Bank and employment beyond the two-year contract will be prohibited for a period of two years after the end of the contract. However, some former JPAs may rejoin the organization later in their careers after gaining experience elsewhere and becoming experts in their professional fields. Recruitment and hiring for this employment category is ongoing throughout the year.  How do I apply? Interested candidates may apply online. (Please take care to provide required information where indicated). Please note that applications will be kept active in our database for a period of six months. Should you still be interested in JPA program after six months, you will need to re-apply. Only those identified for an assignment will be contacted to discuss their interest and availability. Candidates are selected by the hiring manager on a highly competitive basis. The World Bank continually searches for qualified individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability. Individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions and support in receiving other workplace accommodations. Please contact the Disability Accommodation Fund at disabilityfund@worldbank.org for further information and support. Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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14/10/2021
World Bank Group

Director, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME)

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org  DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS DEVELOPMENT IMPACT EVALUATION (DIME)The Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency is the research and development arm of the World Bank Group.  Its mandate is to contribute to better development outcomes through rigorous, innovative, independent and policy-relevant research informed by high-quality data. DEC translates knowledge into operations, including by supporting innovation and providing an integrated global strategic perspective on development trends and solutions that position the Bank Group as a creator and implementer of premier development knowledge. Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) is a department of the World Bank's Development Economics Vice-Presidency, the purpose of which is to increase the use of impact evaluation (IE) in the design and implementation of public policy and to develop institutional capacity for data and evidence-informed policies and programs. The group has four teams, each with a Research Manager reporting to the Director.DIME innovates in measurement and data systems, develops analytical tools to support real-time decision-making, uses field experiments to identify ways to improve effectiveness of programs, and evaluates programs at scale in collaboration with government and operational clients. Its focus is building capacity in country institutions for generating and making systematic use of data and evidence to guide policy-making in real time.  DEC is looking for a Director with excellent technical leadership, strong managerial, communications and collaboration skills, and an established record of analytical and innovative excellence to lead the Development Impact Evaluation department. Duties and Accountabilities • Develop a program of impact evaluation strategically aligned to the Bank's Regions and Practice Groups knowledge and operational priorities with sufficient scale and scope to meet IDA and IBRD needs.• Develop a congruent structure and level of financing for the program; manage the Umbrella Facility for Impact Evaluation and reporting to donors.• Build collaborations with Regional and PG Directors and foster dissemination and adoption of data tools and evidence in the Bank Group operational portfolios.• Foster partnerships with external development organizations.• Build capacity in country institutions for data and evidence-informed policy making including development and delivery of trainings and data and analytical tools.• Ensure high standards of impact evaluation research and the production of research papers and policy briefs.• Attract and manage talent; promote staff professional growth and career paths.• Build a strong and cohesive management team.• Contribute to strengthen alignment of data and research production across DEC departments.• Provide inputs and advice based on DIME products at the request of senior management, including the Director of Development Policy and the Chief Economist. Selection Criteria• Ph.D./Master's in Economics/others with at least 15 years of relevant experience.• Strong understanding of development programs and the use of impact evaluation as a tool for improving the effectiveness of development finance.• Experience and demonstrated ability to work across sectors, understanding sector-specific operational modalities, challenges and opportunities.• An established record for building and managing large impact evaluation research programs.• Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate change, fundraise and build partnerships across institutional barriers.• Judgement and integrity; willingness to take accountability and hold others accountable for the quality of their work.• Proven track record for ensuring high standards in data and impact evaluation research and ability to provide thought leadership.• Strong leadership and managerial skills, including demonstrated ability to provide mentorship and guidance, to manage change, and to lead diverse teams to deliver high-quality and impactful products and services.• Demonstrated effectiveness in promoting cooperation and fostering coordination with a wide range of clients and internal and external partners.• Excellent people skills and proven ability to work in a collaborative environment with team members and other colleagues across organizational boundaries, with strong commitment to promote knowledge sharing and staff development.• Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences; write and speak persuasively and present ideas clearly and concisely, with exposure to external constituencies and expert groups.• Broad knowledge of Bank's products, services, and processes; familiarity with DIME products and processes preferred.Bank-wide Managerial Selection Criteria:• Selecting, coaching and appraising staff: attracting and selecting highly effective staff, to build a team diverse in gender and nationality; appraising accurately their ability and potential, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviors, providing support for professional development efforts linked to business objectives.• Planning and managing staff to achieve quality results: developing realistic plans with available human resources; establishing high standards of performance and demonstrating a commitment to excellence; empowering staff by removing obstacles to achieving business goals; focusing on results and delivering what is promised, on time and within budget.• Focusing on big picture and overall framework for development: communicating clearly and precisely the development goals and the strategies for achieving them.• Encouraging innovation in an open, team-based environment: creating an environment conducive to teamwork, continuous learning and innovation; building - alliances and promoting open communication and collaboration to achieve joint objectives; creating an environment for learning and knowledge sharing.• Inspiring trust and passion in Bank's mission: establishing straightforward, productive relationships; treating all individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for cultural and gender differences; showing great drive and commitment to Bank mission; inspires others: maintaining high standards of personal integrity.• Influencing and resolving differences across organizational boundaries: gaining support and commitment from others even without formal authority; resolving differences by determining needs and forging solutions that benefit all parties; promoting collaboration and facilitating teamwork across organizational boundaries.WBG Core Competencies for all staff:Client orientationDrive for resultsTeamwork, collaboration and inclusionKnowledge, learning and communicationBusiness judgment and analytical decision-makingThe World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.  Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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07/10/2021
World Bank Group

Senior Donor Relations Specialist Asia-GPE

France, Centre , Paris

DescriptionAre you a hardworking advocate for education? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in the world's poorest countries? The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Secretariat would like to hear from you. Who we areGPE is a shared commitment to ending the learning crisis. It is the only global partnership fund dedicated entirely to helping children in lower-income countries get quality education, to unlock their potential and contribute to building a better world. With nearly 20 years' experience helping partner countries to get more children in school and learning, we convene teachers, civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, development banks, businesses and philanthropists behind partner country leadership to finance and support solutions so that no child is left behind. What we doGPE convenes partners and mobilizes funds to help governments in 76 lower-income countries build and finance strong and sustainable education systems that deliver quality learning to more children, especially those who are marginalized by poverty, gender, disability, or displacement. GPE focuses on driving transformation at scale to get the most vulnerable children in school, improve teaching and learning, and build resilient education systems capable of withstanding shocks and adapting to new challenges. GPE's approach achieves lasting impact by convening partners behind country leadership. We support government efforts to advance teaching and learning for the 21st century, mobilize more and better financing, and scale up proven solutions for the poorest and hardest-to-reach children.GPE recently approved a new strategy and operating model, GPE 2025, which is grounded in a "system transformation" approach and seeks to support and sustain education reforms with the potential for impact at scale. Within this framework, it was agreed to work with developing country partners to catalyze progress in four system transformation enabling factors: Equity, efficiency, and the volume of domestic financing of education; Gender responsive sector planning, policy, and monitoring; Use of data and evidence; and Sector coordination. Raise Your HandGPE is currently calling on world leaders to "Raise Your Hand" and pledge at least US$5 billion to help GPE transform education in up to 87 countries, which are home to more than 1 billion children. Over the next five years, this funding will help ensure that 175 million children can learn and enroll 88 million more. In the longer term, this investment could add $164 billion to economies in the developing world, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect two million girls from early marriage. LocationWith over 100 staff, the GPE secretariat is hosted by the World Bank and has headquarters in Washington D.C and Paris plus an office in Brussels. The preferred location for this position is Paris but may be based in Washington, D.C..  This is an international recruitment subject to compensation on the local pay scale for the selected duty station, and global mobility benefits may apply as per World Bank Group policy. Duties and AccountabilitiesWe are seeking a Sr. Donor Relations Specialist, with responsibility for Asia, to be part of our Donor Team.   The Donor Team sits within the External Relations Team and works to build and manage GPE's donor relationships and advocate for increased financing for education.  This position will report to the Head of the Donor Team. Key responsibilities include the following:• Build and maintain relationships and act as communication focal point with key Asian donors and partners including in Japan and South Korea.• Develop and implement strategy for scaling up significantly resource mobilization in the region.• Develop and implement strategy for engaging new donors in the region including China, private sector and foundations and regional development banks.• Manage consultants and firms supporting GPE's work in the region.• Coordinate visits to the region including visits of leadership and champions.• Provide support to high-level meetings with GPE principles during key moments such as UN General Assembly and World Bank Annual meetings. • Additional support to the Donor Relations Team and EXR as needed.• Other activities, as required Selection Criteria• Master's degree in education or related field and at least 8 years relevant professional experience in a similar function within an international development organization or partnership, with a strong understanding of country-level education sector-wide policy dialogue and program management and reporting.• Experience with cross-cultural dynamics, political sensitivity, strong negotiation skills.• Ability to communicate and write competently in English. The ability to communicate professionally in Japanese will be considered an asset.• Knowledge and experience with or in the Asia-Pacific region will be considered an asset, as will knowledge and experience with the Global Partnership for Education. Qualities• Demonstrated abilities to steer projects to completion and contribute positively to team-based work. • Commitment to learn and take on new challenges.• Well-developed skills in interpersonal communication, time management, problem-solving, and presentations.• Ability to persuade and influence.• Commitment to teamwork and sharing knowledge.• Ability to operate effectively in a changing environment and work well alone and in a team. • Enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of the Global Partnership for Education.Competencies • Strong partnership/project coordination, communications (internal and external) and interpersonal skills.   • Relationship development and management, representation skills, particularly with the private foundations and philanthropic community.     • Organizational skills and experience with fiduciary, procurement, contributions management, contribution and other safeguards, such as corporate engagement guidelines and our Contributions and Safeguards Policy.• Familiarity with Developing Country Contexts - applies to operations and analytical tasks a substantive understanding of fragility, conflict and violence, including polarization of state-society relations, diminished client capacity, relevance of partnerships, etc.• Collaborate across teams and across boundaries - initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across the organization and brings differing ideas into the forefront.• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge- Creates, applies and shares knowledge from across and outside the organization to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions.   Our benefitsStaff MobilityStaff appointments include, but are not limited to, medical benefits, including dental and vision, Staff Retirement Plan, financial assistance program, life & disability insurance, comprehensive leave policy (minimum 26 days/annum) and parental leave policy (50-100 days).Diversity and inclusion statement Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds from around the globe. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from under-represented regions are equally encouraged to apply. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, creed, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.GPE has a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in line with its PSEAH policy.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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07/10/2021
World Bank Group

External Expert Reviewer Member

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC

Description The World BankThe World Bank's mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity. To that end, the World Bank Group provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. In connection with its mandate, the World Bank processes large amounts of personal data. The External Expert Reviewer MemberIn 2018, the World Bank Group adopted its first privacy policy. The World Bank Group Privacy Policy foresees the creation of a privacy redress mechanism.The World Bank's External Expert Reviewer (EER), an independent panel composed of three members, is a second-tier reviewer for complaints brought by individuals who do not fall under the World Bank's Internal Justice System and who suspect a violation of the World Bank Group Privacy Policy by the World Bank in relation to their personal data. The EER considers such cases de novo after an internal administrative first tier review by the World Bank's Chief Data Privacy Officer. For that purpose, it conducts written proceedings and may hold oral proceedings if necessary. The EER is assisted by a secretariat.The External Expert Reviewer was established by the Bank Directive: Personal Data Privacy Request and Review Mechanisms . Its activities are regulated by the Bank Directive: Personal Date Privacy: External Expert Reviewer which also includes a code of conduct for its members. The EER will meet twice a year for a period of two weeks, in person at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, or virtually. Members of the EER are appointed for a three-year term which may be renewed once for an additional three years.The World Bank is now hiring the first members of the newly established External Expert Reviewer.  Selection Criteria We are seeking two candidates for the positions of members of the External Expert Reviewer with first rate ethical and professional qualities: unimpeachable probity and familiarity with the World Bank. One of the candidates must be familiar with the World Bank through first-hand experience.Requirements:·        Minimum education requirement:  a Master's degree or equivalent in a discipline related to the activities of the World Bank, for example data science, economics, law, political science.·        Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience with demonstrated experience in handling personal data as part of their professional duties.·        Minimum experience includes expertise which aligns with the World Bank's data processing operations, and familiarity with the nature of its personal data processing activities. Such expertise could encompass, but is not limited to, development research, international investigations, or information management and/or technology in a public sector entity.General requirementsCandidates must not currently hold any appointment to the World Bank Group. Former Staff members of the World Bank Group are restricted from an EER appointment for the first 12 months after the end of their employment.During and after the end of their mandates, External Expert Reviewer members must accept and be subject to the code of conduct set out in the Bank Directive: Personal Date Privacy: External Expert Reviewer, including limitations on post-service activities.Note: Candidates will be subject to a conflicts-of-interest check prior to appointment and be required to disclose any circumstance which may give rise to reasonable doubts as to their impartiality or independence.  World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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04/10/2021
World Bank Group

External Expert Reviewer Chair

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Description The World BankThe World Bank's mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity. To that end, the World Bank Group provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. In connection with its mandate, the World Bank processes large amounts of personal data.The External Expert Reviewer ChairIn 2018, the World Bank Group adopted its first privacy policy. The World Bank Group Privacy Policy foresees the creation of a privacy redress mechanism.The World Bank's External Expert Reviewer (EER), an independent panel composed of three members, is a second-tier reviewer for complaints brought by individuals who do not fall under the World Bank's Internal Justice System and who suspect a violation of the World Bank Group Privacy Policy by the World Bank in relation to their personal data. The EER considers such cases de novo after an internal administrative first tier review by the World Bank's Chief Data Privacy Officer. For that purpose, it conducts written proceedings and may hold oral proceedings if necessary. The EER is assisted by a secretariat.The External Expert Reviewer was established by the Bank Directive: Personal Data Privacy Request and Review Mechanisms . Its activities are regulated by the Bank Directive: Personal Date Privacy: External Expert Reviewer which also includes a code of conduct for its members. The EER will meet twice a year for a period of two weeks, in person at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, or virtually. Members of the EER are appointed for a three-year term which may be renewed once for an additional three years.The World Bank is now hiring the first members of the newly established External Expert Reviewer.  Selection Criteria The Chair of the External Expert Reviewer directs the work of the EER, represents the EER in all administrative matters, and presides at all sessions of the EER.We are seeking a candidate for the position of Chair of the External Expert Reviewer with first rate ethical and professional qualities: unimpeachable probity, and first-class professional experience in privacy and data protection in a public sector entity.·        Minimum education requirements: an LLM degree, J.D. or equivalent and admission to the Bar (or equivalent) in at least one jurisdiction.·        Minimum experience include:o   An in-depth knowledge of at least one advanced regulatory framework for data privacy.o   A minimum of 15 years of experience, including 5 years of first-class professional experience in privacy and data protection in a public sector entity.o   Familiarity with processes of public international administration as well as familiarity with public international law are desired.o   Familiarity with enforcement of data subject rights in national jurisdictions or data subject complaint processes in international organizations is desired. General requirementsCandidates must not currently hold any appointment to the World Bank Group. Former Staff members of the World Bank Group are restricted from an EER appointment for the first 12 months after the end of their employment.During and after the end of their mandates, External Expert Reviewer members must accept and be subject to the code of conduct set out in the Bank Directive: Personal Date Privacy: External Expert Reviewer, including limitations on post-service activities.Note: Candidates will be subject to a conflicts-of-interest check prior to appointment and be required to disclose any circumstance which may give rise to reasonable doubts as to their impartiality or independence.   World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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World Bank Group

Environmental Economist

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.Eastern and Southern Africa (E AFR) RegionHome to about 700 million of Africa's people, Eastern and Southern Africa is a geographically, culturally and economically diverse region of 26 countries stretching from the Red Sea in the North to the Cape of Good Hope in the South. Children under 18 make up almost half of the total population. The sub-sub-region boasts of some of the world's richest human and natural resources and, apart from South Africa, the countries are predominantly raw material exporters.The sub-region harbors some of Africa's protracted conflicts, rendering many of its countries fragile, while significant gaps in education, health, and skills development continues to keep people from reaching their full potential. This creates a huge development challenge, impacts heavily on the lives and livelihoods of people, and hinders regional integration and trade. But it also creates an opportunity to work closely with country leaders, civil society, development partners, and young people to chart a brighter course for the future.The World Bank's Eastern and Southern Africa Region, comprised of approximately 1,207 staff, mostly based in 26 country offices, has been helping countries realize their considerable development potential by focusing on the following priorities:• Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies: We are working with countries across Africa to stimulate job creation and economic transformation by leveraging all sources of finance, expertise, and solutions to promote investment.• Building up the Digital Economy: We are supporting Africa's vision to ensure that every African individual, business, and government is connected by 2030 – a vision that, if realized, can boost growth by up to 2 percentage points per year, and reduce poverty by 1 percentage point per year in Sub-Saharan Africa alone.• Institutions more Efficient and Accountable: Our support is helping governments strengthen public policy processes, manage resources effectively, and reinforce fair and reliable delivery of public services.•Investing in People: We are at the forefront of helping African countries accelerate human capital gains and empower women by improving their access to education and skills acquisition, sexual and reproductive health services, and employment opportunities. With the influx COVID-19, we are mobilizing financial support and timely analysis and advice to countries across the subregion deal with the pandemic.• Supporting Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: In the face of increasing climate-related risks, we are working with African countries to advance efforts to adopt renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, and green infrastructure. A number of East African countries are currently facing a debilitating Desert Locust infestation, threatening the already precarious food security situation. The Bank has put together a program to help affected countries deal with the scourge.• Addressing the Drivers of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Given the cross-border nature of conflicts in Africa, we are employing an approach that simultaneously focuses on the drivers of fragility while also supporting well-targeted regional initiatives to create opportunities for peace and shared prosperity.• Building Partnerships and Working across the African Continent: We are scaling up our work on regional integration, taking a holistic view of the continent that covers both North and Sub-Saharan Africa.Eastern and Southern Africa (E AFR) Region: https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr/eastern-and-southern-africaThe Sustainable Development Practice GroupThe Sustainable Development (SD) Practice Group (PG) helps countries tackle their most complex challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food, Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy, Environmental and Social Framework, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience & Land, Social Sustainability and Inclusion, and Water.Environment Natural Resources & Blue Economy Global Practice (ENB)The sustainable management of the environment and natural resources is vital for economic growth andhuman wellbeing. When managed well, renewable natural resources, watersheds, productive landscapes and seascapes can provide the foundation for sustained inclusive growth, food security and poverty reduction.For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/environment Unit and Country ContextThe Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Unit for Africa East and Southern Region (one of four Environment units in Africa) has about 40 staff. Half of these staff work on environmental safeguards/environmental risk management. The other 50 percent work primarily on lending and knowledge products in client countries. About 50 percent are based in the field. The balance is based in Washington DC and travel to the region frequently. The skills of these staff include, economics, pollution management, forestry, fisheries management, landscapes management, watershed management, and natural areas protection. The positionThis is a internationally recruited position for an Environmental Economist to be based in Washington, DC. Internationaly recruited staff are remunerated on an international pay scale and are expected to move to assignments in different regions approximately every four years and to accept postings to live in different countries. The Environmental Economist will report to the Practice Manager, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy for East Africa.Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. Current Bank Group Staff members will be offered a 4 year assignment and the field assignment in Kigali will be for 4 years. External candidates will be offered a 3-year term appointment.The Environmental Economist - will have the following key responsibilities:The Environmental Economist will have the following key responsibilities as agreed with his/her Practice Manager based in an annual Result Agreement:The position an international posting based in Washington, DC providing economics support to World Bank environment and natural resource lending operations across the East Africa region. The work program will be primarily be focused on economic analysis work but could also include some project operational responsibilities. Analytical Work ProgramThe Environmental Economist is expected to be a thought leader for the World Bank in the area of environment and natural resource economics. This will include remaining current on the latest developments in the field. The position requires the flexibility and adaptability, using economics tools to solve a range of practical problems in the areas of Natural Capital Accounting, forestry, biodiversity and rehabilitation of degraded landscapes, fisheries management and blue economy, and pollution management. This will include an ability to integrate economic analysis and bio-physical modeling. For Macro/fiscal economists the focus will include analysis of macro and fiscal policies related to environment, including taxation and subsidy policies. It will also include carrying out, with minimum supervision, components of studies on selected economics issues on the critical path to solving problems in the areas listed above; and, in some cases, leading/ co-leading such studies. It will also include the effective communication of the results of these studies through written and verbal communication.Project Operations Work ProgramParticipate in and/or lead natural resource or environmental management projects and the policy dialog with the government and other stakeholders on environment or natural resources. This includes coordination with other financiers, review of sector policies, strategies, and legislation. A particular focus will be to support the building of a portfolio of environment projects, which could include waste management, forestry and land restoration, and protected areas management. This will include working across a range of lending products including, Development Policy Loans, Payment-for-Results Programs, Investment loans and guarantee products.Participate as team member or team leader in the development and/or supervision of implementation of environment or natural resources activities or components in projects, including participation in identification missions; seeking and developing opportunities to integrate sound environmental management and policies in investment project operations; maintaining dialog with the client and enhancing their capacity for understanding and compliance with on environmental policies; and contributing to mission outputs such as back to office reports (BTORs) and Aide Memoires.Technical Advisory WorkThe Environmental Economist will be expected to provide technical advice on a broad range of economics related challenges faced in World Bank operations units that work directly with clients. This will include technical review of pieces of analytical work carried out by other teams in the Bank, economics advice to lending operations managed by the World Bank, particularly on protected areas management, landscapes restoration, pollution management and the economic impacts for climate change and ecosystem loss. Knowledge ManagementThe Environmental Economist is expected to maintain effective communication with relevant communities of practice, including NGOs, academia, civil society, the private sector as well as specialized international organizations. Active participation in communities of practice and global level technical innovation and knowledge sharing in the area of economics, forestry, biodiversity and rehabilitation of degraded landscapes, fisheries management and blue economy, and pollution management will be an important component of this position.The Environmental Economist is expected to learn World Bank Group procedures, and contribute to their improvement, by participating in training offered, by developing a personal training program, keeping abreast of research and development knowledge in the environment and natural resources sector, and relevant safeguard management process.Coordinate and carry out other tasks as requested by the relevant Manager such as for example, contribute to the organization of training or knowledge sharing events.  Selection Criteria General requirements:MS or PhD in Economics, Applied Economics, Environmental Economics, Finance or related field is the minimum requirement. There is a strong preference for candidates holding a PhD.Rigorous quantitative training in economics, econometrics or quantitative economic modeling is required.Candidates with microeconomics training focus on environmental management problems are encouraged to apply.Candidates with macroeconomics and fiscal management training focused on environment and natural resources policy are also encouraged to apply.Minimum of 5 years of full-time relevant professional experience post Masters Degree on research or applied work as an economist on environmental issues (time in a PhD program counts toward this professional experience).Excellent in English communication skill is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).Proven teamwork and successful experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.A strong sense of teamwork and ability to work independently with limited supervision.Strong interpersonal and communication skills.Willingness to travel extensively, including to remote rural areas.  The following would be an advantage but not required:A second language (French, Spanish, or Portuguese) would be highly beneficial.Knowledge and experience working on integrated economic and ecosystem modeling would be an advantage.Familiarity and some work experience with Natural Capital Accounting, particularly in the context of the System of Economic and Environmental Accounts (SEEA) would be an advantage.Experience working in developing countries, understanding the institutional and political context and exposure to the national environmental policy challenges would be an advantage, but not required. Competencies Level F, Environmental Specialist:Integrative skills: demonstrates ability to think and work across WBG, practices and sectors • Integrates divergent viewpoints of multiple external and internal stakeholders into a coherent project/program/ strategy • Considers corporate commitments (e.g., MFD, climate, gender) in project approach. Policy Dialogue skills: possesses political judgment, diplomatic acumen, and negotiating skills • Builds and sustains key stakeholder relationships with government and other key stakeholders • Guides clients and/or development partners in identifying key operational issues and optional solutions with a demonstrated ability to bring together different perspectives • Leads task teams, participates in formal negotiations, and assists government in establishing priorities. Knowledge and Experience in Development arena: demonstrates sound knowledge of World Bank Group's Twin Goals and the complementarities among different World Bank Group member institutions • Demonstrates deep understanding of policy making process and the role of own sector of expertise in that process • Fully understands Bank's development initiatives and policies and practices related to l ending and non-lending operations • Guides research efforts and translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies and for discussions with clients and development partners • Anticipates client needs and requests and guides the development/ offering of relevant tools to clients. Communication and Influencing Skills: demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade others to accept ideas and suggestions (such as counterparts in government, international partner organizations, academia, and Bank colleagues, senior staff and managers). Has ability to communicate and defend, orally and in writing, challenges and positions to colleagues and management Specialized Knowledge & Technical Skills:Environment & Natural Resources Management Technical Skills & Knowledge (Economist)Demonstrates solid understanding of environmental/NRM/climate change policies, technologies or strategies, and institutions needed to support development and for the success of project and analytic work. • Demonstrates solid understanding of the roles of each WBG institution and its relationship to environment/NRM/climate change. • Forecasts and integrates all economic impacts in decisions-making processes and outputs. • Conveys current, new and upcoming trends in economic principles and practices. • Provides guidance and coaching to others on research and modeling. • Participates in formulating the Bank's views.For information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O.Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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World Bank Group

Financial Officer (Blended & Innovative Finance)

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 DescriptionAre you a hardworking advocate for education? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in the world's poorest countries? The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Secretariat would like to hear from you. Who we areGPE is a shared commitment to ending the learning crisis. It is the only global partnership fund dedicated entirely to helping children in lower-income countries get quality education, to unlock their potential and contribute to building a better world. With nearly 20 years' experience helping partner countries to get more children in school and learning, we convene teachers, civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, development banks, businesses and philanthropists behind partner country leadership to finance and support solutions so that no child is left behind. What we doGPE convenes partners and mobilizes funds to help governments in 76 lower-income countries build and finance strong and sustainable education systems that deliver quality learning to more children, especially those who are marginalized by poverty, gender, disability, or displacement. GPE focuses on driving transformation at scale to get the most vulnerable children in school, improve teaching and learning, and build resilient education systems capable of withstanding shocks and adapting to new challenges. GPE's approach achieves lasting impact by convening partners behind country leadership. We support government efforts to advance teaching and learning for the 21st century, mobilize more and better financing, and scale up proven solutions for the poorest and hardest-to-reach children.GPE recently approved a new strategy and operating model, GPE 2025, which is grounded in a "system transformation" approach and seeks to support and sustain education reforms with the potential for impact at scale. Within this framework, it was agreed to work with developing country partners to catalyze progress in four system transformation enabling factors: Equity, efficiency, and the volume of domestic financing of education; Gender responsive sector planning, policy, and monitoring; Use of data and evidence; and Sector coordination. Raise Your HandGPE is currently calling on world leaders to "Raise Your Hand" and pledge at least US$5 billion to help GPE transform education in up to 87 countries, which are home to more than 1 billion children. Over the next five years, this funding will help ensure that 175 million children can learn and enroll 88 million more. In the longer term, this investment could add $164 billion to economies in the developing world, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect two million girls from early marriage. LocationWith over 100 staff, the GPE secretariat is hosted by the World Bank and has headquarters in Washington D.C and Paris plus an office in Brussels. The selected candidate will be based in Washington, DC. This is an international recruitment subject to compensation on the local pay scale for the selected duty station, and global mobility benefits may apply as per World Bank Group policy. RoleGPE's Secretariat seeks a Financial Officer for the Strategic Finance team. S/he will support the continued evolution and scale up of the GPE Multiplier and the development and roll-out of several potential new blended finance and innovative finance instruments and facilities. The candidate will be mapped to GPE's Strategic Finance cluster in the Finance & Grant Operations team. The team designs and implements GPE grants that catalyze new and additional cofinancing for education. The successful candidate would play a central role in developing and rolling out new innovative finance instruments and facilities. This includes producing high-quality analysis and landscaping, representing the Secretariat externally, and developing technical solutions for specific blended and innovative finance transactions. The candidate would also help coordinate relevant cross-team activities, represent the Strategic Finance cluster in assigned Secretariat cross-team work, and support the GPE Secretariat's engagement with the organization's governing committees and Board as needed.  The position would suit someone who is able to work independently on challenging, multi-stakeholder problems and with a strong interest and demonstrated experience in international development finance, blended / innovative finance, and / or impact investing.  Duties and responsibilities• Support the day-to-day operations of the GPE Multiplier and other instruments as necessary.• Respond to internal and external queries on timelines, procedures, and requirements for a portfolio of transactions.• Support internal GPE processes, including grant quality review meetings and related engagements.• Support and lead high-level engagement with existing and new cofinancing partners.• Support complex Multiplier transactions and ensure they lead successfully to approved GPE grants.Develop and roll out novel innovative finance instruments• Provide advanced technical and research support related to pricing terms, deal structures, and cofinancing arrangements.• Ensure new instruments are fit for purpose and maximize development impact.• Support high-level technical meetings, workshops, and decision meetings with internal and external partners.General duties and responsibilities • Timely response to data, pipeline, reporting, and similar ad-hoc requests from Secretariat colleagues.• Help the Secretariat follow through on its transparency policy by engaging as needed with the communications team.• Participate in assigned cross-team activities/functions in the Secretariat, especially with regards to grant processes and knowledge management. Selection Criteria• Master's degree (or an Undergraduate degree and further experience) with quantitative course work (public policy, economics, finance, political science, statistics). • At least five (5) years' experience in a similar or relevant function in international development or the private sector.   • Experience of blended finance / innovative finance in the context of international development. • Excellent writing skills. A track record of technical or public policy writing is a plus. • Excellent presentation and communication skills; ability to deliver complex and technical messages in a concise and simple way in text, orally, or through slides. • Excellent analytical skills: formal experience of finance, statistics, economics, and / or econometrics a plus. • High level of expertise with Microsoft Excel, expertise with Stata a plus. • Country experience supporting policy making and implementation in education or another sector a plus. • Strong diplomatic and people skills. • Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize and juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines, and deliver time-sensitive, high-quality work. • Enthusiasm for a broad range of responsibilities and a "no job too small, no job too big" attitude. • Ability to work independently under high-level guidanceBenefitsStaff appointments include, but are not limited to, medical benefits, including dental and vision, Staff Retirement Plan, financial assistance program, life & disability insurance, comprehensive leave policy (minimum 26 days/annum) and parental leave policy (50-100 days).GPE has a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment in line with its Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy.Individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions of the role and support in receiving other workplace accommodations. Please contact the DAF-Disability Accommodation Fund at Wdisabilityfund@worldbank.org for further information and support.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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